In my basketball days, I would always sit in the sauna after a game. I did not realize how much I missed the same. On the physical side, my urine becomes clear again and the liver pain has been gone all afternoon.
We checked with the County Coroner today on what to expect. I have made arrangements with a shake and bake crematorium which is about 1200 bucks plus container and transportation. If I am in hospice at the end, they will call the crematorium and do the final paperwork. If no hospice, the coroner will have to take the body and make a determination of cause of death. We have this great hospice eight miles up the road. It is a brand new facility, and when I start to slip my wife can place me in their facility which we have inspected. It is a wonderful place. When you look out the window you see this wonderful wooded area. The room is spacious and there is a family room with beds and refrigerator and stove which allows your family to spend time with you at the end. We will probably do in house hospice when the liver finally lets go as it usually takes about three days with endocrine cancer at the end for vital organ shut down. We are fortunate that insurance will cover most of the hospice costs which will relieve my wife of the burden of moving big boy.
I am absolutely enjoying every minute of each day now. My experience has been enlightenment. The hard part now is watching family members and friends. This dying thing is simply not that bad, but seeing people sad makes this much more uncomfortable than it should be, but people cannot control their emotions. I will spend Saturday watching my oldest granddaughter play basketball, then watch the oldest grandson playing basketball, then playing poker late into the night, and then taking my daughter's family out for breakfast on Super Bowl Sunday at IHOP, and then my 45th super bowl party with high school friends. Sometimes you are overwhelmed by the blessings of your life. All is good, and I think we will try to make the trip to Florida on Monday, returning for shots on the 21st. This will be a bit risky but I need to finish a few things up so as not to leave a mess for Mrs. Seaoat.